Pope’s call for equal rights in society for men and women sounds “hollow and brittle” in the absence of gender equality in the Church, denounce nun, academic, youth leader and theologian in training
“It is a violation of human rights to force people to be in a concentration camp”, denounces Marie Doutrepont, who has witnessed first-hand the “shame of Europe” on Lesbos
Archbishop emeritus of Tanger Santiago Agrelo suggests Church pray: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, anointed and sent to evangelise the poor, the communion of saints…”
Denounces present “outdated”, “ill-implemented” and “chaotic” situation leading to tragedies such as the fires in the Moria camp on Lesbos
Prelates call for greater investment in mental health, particularly during COVID-19, “so that no one is left behind”
On September 23rd, the European Commission presented the new Pact on Migration and Asylum, composed of 12 documents, including several legislative proposals, which will now be negotiated by the European Parliament and EU Member States.
Migrants and refugees often arrive in the UK traumatised by the lives they’ve left behind and by the dangerous journeys they’ve had to endure to reach some semblance of safety.
Young theologians are denouncing discrimination in the Church, asking “how could a loving God want that?”.
A German bishop is backing blessings for gay couples, asking: “How can I refuse?”
“Let’s welcome migrants with humanity, fraternity and solidarity. Let’s give them a place at our table”, said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, on the eve of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on Sunday 27 September 2020.
People Not Walls is a cross-channel network of French and British NGOs and charities concerned to protect human rights on the North coast of France.
Caritas Europa has voiced disappointment in the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration unveiled Wednesday at European Union headquarters in Brussels.
A dozen global and regional religious organizations released an advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe that defines their calling as Christians to “welcome the stranger,” and urges the creation of a world in which “we become human together.”
The Orthodox Archbishop of Athens has ripped the EU for its “repressive” refugee policies, and said that “welcoming the stranger is an integral part of Christian heritage”.
Migrant advocate groups Seeking Sanctuary and People Not Walls are saying “end this cruel dilemma” for exiles in Calais.
German Catholic students have criticised the use of patriarchal language for the divine, insisting that “God is just as much woman and mother”.
Pope Francis has told parents of LGBTIQ+ offspring that “the Lord loves your children just as they are”.
These are the words that Pope Francis forcefully repeated Sunday at the Angelus: it is necessary to “do our part towards giving migrants, refugees and asylum seekers a humane and dignified welcome in Europe”.
Fires at the Moria reception centre for asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have left thousands of people without shelter.
Tension is high on the Greek island of Lesbos with thousands of migrants sleeping rough after last week’s refugee centre fires and local residents worried about coronavirus fears and social strife.
With support from Pope Francis, a nun helping Trans women in Argentina is refusing to back down in the face of criticism of her ministry.
In the Angelus on Sunday, and in the wake of this week’s tragic fires in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis pleaded for “a humane and dignified welcome” for refugees in Europe.
Despite the world’s educational system taking a battering in the COVID-19 pandemic with distance learning, the Vatican has reaffirmed the direct and interpersonal relationship of exchange and dialogue between teachers and students as indispensable for the learning process.
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is leading the Church outrage over the Moria refugee camp fires, denouncing that “inhumane” EU migrant policy is “killing” new arrivals to the continent.
Catholic groups have reminded Donald Trump that “refugees have been on the frontlines” fighting COVID-19 and have urged the US president to “return to historic norms” in the country’s resettlement intake.
German Catholic students are adopting inclusive language for God, explaining that “God cannot be assigned to any gender or other human categories”.
Approximately 13,000 migrants fled the overcrowded Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos as giant fires ripped through it on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday.
Pope Francis has warned that “no one can remain indifferent” to migrant “tragedies” the day after a tragic fire in a refugee camp on Lesbos.
The director of the Jesuit Refugee Service Italy has denounced that migrants are “discarded” and “forgotten” because they are not consumers.